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Homeoffice verändert die Wirtschaft

„The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically – When the pandemic is over, one in six workers is projected to continue working from home or co-working at least two days a week, according to a recent survey by economists at Harvard Business School. Another survey of hiring managers by the global freelancing platform Upwork found that one-fifth of the workforce could be entirely remote after the pandemic. … Since 2000, as spending on travel, food, and entertainment has surged, employment in leisure and hospitality – a large category that covers restaurants, hotels, and amusement parks – has increased three times faster than the rest of the labor force. – But the boom times for this super-sector may be over, according to the economist David Autor, a co-chair of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. In a new paper co-authored with MIT’s Elisabeth Reynolds, he forecasts that the rise of remote work – or what they call ‚telepresence‚ – will lead to a more homebound life that creates less work for others.“

The Atlantic

Messenger: Schlimmer als eMail?

„Why a Slack Backlash Is Inevitable – Slack and its counterparts ‚create problems, high school-type problems,‘ one CEO said – Sitting among peers at a gathering a few years ago, an exasperated Silicon Valley CEO seemed ready to get rid of Slack. ‚It’s one of my biggest regrets,‘ he said. … The app was fueling drama inside his company, and he wondered aloud whether it was worth the trouble. From a few feet away, I was surprised to overhear anything other than the often-repeated mantra that Slack would replace email. Yet since then, more executives have privately confessed concerns about how workplace chat apps were upending their cultures. … Workplace chat can amplify corporate infighting, help divide companies like social media divides countries, and facilitate employee organizing.“


Content-Moderation in Afrika

Content Moderation Is Particularly Hard in African Countries – Until last year, a majority of Sudanese had lived their entire lives under the presidency of Omar al-Bashir. Africa has 16 of the 48 longest-serving leaders in the world, including the world’s longest-serving nonroyal leader, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been in power since 1979. These regimes also share a common feature of gross violations of human rights, including those regarding digital rights and freedom of expression online.“


Peinlich: Facebook vs TikTok

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Stoked Washington’s Fears About TikTokSocial-media tycoon emphasized threat from Chinese internet companies as he worked to fend off U.S. regulation of Facebook – When Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech about freedom of expression in Washington, D.C., last fall, there was also another agenda: to raise the alarm about the threat from Chinese tech companies and, more specifically, the popular video-sharing app TikTok.“